Article by Kinisha Roweth
Last Sunday morning at Birralee Road Forest it was a cool start but the runners soon warmed up as they set off up the little hill. In the 8.1km men’s run, it was a repeat of the previous weekend’s result in the 10km with the same finishing order, just slightly bigger gaps between them when they finished. Mitch Essex (36:17) ran down runaway leader Anthony Daintith, with Daryl Roweth, not too far away in third. Of the girls Sue Dean (36:25) again led the way and pushed Mitch all the way to the finish. Not far behind Sue was Amber Rich, who also ran well to finish clear of Leanne Corcoran in 3rd spot.
In the 4k Lily Craig (20:15) was the fastest as she beat home Alison Spurway and the amazing Josephine Kitto. Wayne Stewart (20:49) was the fastest of the men over the 4k finishing ahead of Martin Ryan and Bill Fairgrieve. Overall handicap winner was Josephine’s mum Sally Kitto who also did the 4k.
Ninety Runners enjoyed the warmer Wednesday afternoon temperature as they did their laps around Elephant Park with Mark Chapman leading the charge with the fastest run for the night a 10:57. Among some outstanding performances Rachel Blanch ran a strong 14:45 to be this week’s overall winner. Thomas Lloyd backed up his performance last week when he was the overall winner to again run a 17s personal best while clocking a 13:01. Another to perform well was Ursula Wilson, who has been seen recently circulating around Riawena Oval some afternoons. She ran a great 13:08 which is a 50second improvement in her last three Wednesday runs.
Do not forget to get registered for The Hotel Canobolas 5km in the Orange Colour City Running Festival. Details at www.orangecolourcityrunningfestival.com.au.
The Christmas Party will be held next Saturday the 30th of November at Nashdale, starting around 4pm. Please put your details (names) in an envelope with the payment ($10 Single & $15 Family) and give to Frank Ostini or Bill Fairgreive this weekend if you haven’t already done so.
Also, if you would like to nominate someone for Junior or Senior Runner of the Year, you need to grab a nomination form from one of the committee members and get it back to either Frank, Bill or Mike Cooper by Wednesday November 27.
A free community boot camp promoting a healthy active lifestyle is being launched on Saturday 7th December at 10am at Elephant Park. Sarah Trifogli of ‘Balanced Health, Fitness and Wellbeing’ will attend the run on Sunday to provide more information to those interested or you can search Facebook for “orange24fitclub”
This Sundays run is at Lake Canobolas, which is always an enjoyable run around the beautiful Lake track.